The first in an explosive series featuring the Strong family and a legacy of lies that leads to love and murder, passion and heartbreak...
On a balmy night in Barbados, a female slave is made pregnant by the son of a plantation owner. The child, Blanche, comes of age but is left alone in the world when her mother dies. She is certain that Otis Strong, one of the plantation owner's sons, is her father. He makes arrangements for Blanche to sail to Bristol where she will be taken in by his brother. Blanche sees it as a chance to learn the truth about her parentage and to reconnect with Nelson Strong, who she believes to be a cousin but with whom she is infatuated.
Upon arrival in England, Blanche is shocked to learn she'll be treated as a servant. It is only Tom Strong, another ward of the family, who treats her as anything other. As Blanche gets closer to finding out the truth about her birth, she discovers there are some secrets that should remain untold...
Previously published as Like an Evening Gone by Jeannie Johnson. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Renita D'Silva and Sharon Maas.
Don't miss the rest of the Strong Family Sagas:
1. Daughter of Destiny
2. The Sugar Merchant's Wife
3. Return to Paradise
Erica Brown is the pseudonym of a very successful author of women's fiction and crime. She lives in Bath and has one daughter and twin grandchildren one of whom is dead set on becoming a writer.